Recently, my family and I spent the day wondering around on Lookout Mountain. Lookout is one of the many mountains hugged around Chattanooga and atop it sits a little community filled with beautiful homes, historical sites, a couple of restaurants, and loads of killer views.
Since the beginning of 2017, I have talked a lot about only buying items for my closet that I will always love - or at least that I can always see myself loving. Tops and skirts like this fall into that category. I like what I like. If a bell sleeve is on every shelf or not, the look will always have a place in my heart (many people probably already know that). This handbag is the same. IRL, I carry this bag EVERY DAY.
I know what you're thinking. "My grandmother wears brooches." Yeah, yeah, yeah. Honestly, during the advent of embellishments, embroidery, and patches it seems like a natural time to appreciate what a nice little collection of brooches can bring to the table. Whether they're vintage or not, sometimes a little extra glitz is exactly what an outfit needs. Full disclosure: these brooches are from my local craft store, but every time I wear them I get SO many compliments. You'd never know they cost less than $10 collectively. I love a look for less.
Packing for me is so hard. I think about it so far in advance, but I can never act on choosing an outfit or make any actual decisions. You know, decisions. Those tricky things everyone hates making. I'm one of those people too. Where do you want to eat? I don't know.
Anyway. I'm getting ready to head up to New York with some of my girlfriends, and I honestly have no clue what to pack - such is life. I've been trying really hard lately to add things to my closet that I ALWAYS want to wear, but let's be honest - I can't see the future.
When small square neck scarves started popping up in the accessories section on some of my favorite brand's websites I was super excited. I have always LOVED wearing a neck scarf. It nods back to a different era, one that I am a big fan of, and adds a little personality to an outfit. I am also a huge fan of a higher neckline, and adding a scarf to a blouse or dress where the neckline is lower gives me that same flattering effect.